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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

"Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." ―Barbara Kingsolver

Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth.

That new planet is filled with new binds and traps. A changing world costs large sums to defend―think of the money that went to repair New Orleans, or the trillions it will take to transform our energy systems. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we've managed to damage and degrade. We can't rely on old habits any longer.

Our hope depends, McKibben argues, on scaling back―on building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community (in the neighborhood, but also on the Internet) that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale. Change―fundamental change―is our best hope on a planet suddenly and violently out of balance.

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

'This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it' Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

Thirty years ago, Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book that alerted us to the dangers of climate change. Falter is a new call to arms, to save not only our planet but our very souls as well.

Over tens of thousands of years, through the harnessing of nature, the development of civilization, and the application of new technologies, human beings have created the world we live in. But as McKibben points out in this provocative and sobering look at the world today, we are fast approaching a tipping point, putting into question the viability of humanity itself.

McKibben argues that we have failed to recognize how individual actions often operated against our collective interest, and as a result we now face three daunting challenges - to adjust to a new life on a broken planet, to fight the hyper-individualism that now animates government and business; and to reverse the ways that technology is bleaching out the variety of human existence. He asks if we still retain the tools and social capital to fight these larger forces - and if we are willing to make the effort.

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

'This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it' Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

Thirty years ago, Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book that alerted us to the dangers of climate change. Falter is a new call to arms, to save not only our planet but our very souls as well.

Over tens of thousands of years, through the harnessing of nature, the development of civilization, and the application of new technologies, human beings have created the World we live in. But as McKibben points out in this provocative and sobering look at the World today, we are fast approaching a tipping point, putting into question the viability of humanity itself.

McKibben argues that we have failed to recognize how individual actions often operated against our collective interest, and as a result we now Face three daunting challenges - to adjust to a new life on a broken planet, to fight the hyper-individualism that now animates Government and business; and to reverse the ways that Technology is bleaching out the variety of human existence. He asks if we still retain the Tools and social capital to fight these larger forces - and if we are willing to make the effort.

Rs. 1542.0

The End of Nature

The End of Nature

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic Work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking Work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core Issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental Issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and Figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement.

More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of Scientific prediction, this classic, soulful lament on Nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.

Books written by Bill McKibben at best prices | Best of Bill McKibben (5 books)

Books written by Bill McKibben at best prices | Best of Bill McKibben (5 books) Price
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Rs. 851.0
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Rs. 524.0
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Rs. 1542.0
The End of Nature Rs. 460.0
Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist Rs. 780.0

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